Tag: organic fruit

Charity gets £100,000 to help families grow fruit and veg

This seems like a great idea. The article was just posted in the Northern Echo: A CHARITY has been given almost £100,000 to help disadvantaged families learn how to grow their own fruit and vegetables. OASES (Outdoor and Sustainability Education Specialists) was given the grant to help it deliver four Growing Together clubs around County…

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Strawberries Top The Dirty Dozen List

A recent CNN article states: “Strawberries again top 2018’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ fruits and veggies” It goes on to say: When testing samples, the USDA personnel wash or peel produce to mimic consumer practices. A single sample of strawberries showed 20 pesticides, the report indicated. More than 98% of strawberries, spinach, peaches, nectarines, cherries and apples…

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Are You Like Joni Mitchell?

Joni Mitchell once sang: “Hey farmer farmer, Put away that D.D.T. now Give me spots on my apples, But leave me the birds and the bees Please” Sorry Joni, It seems, in general, most people don’t want spots on their apples. For fruit to sell in the supermarkets it has to look immaculate, no blemishes…

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